Thursday, April 28, 2011


Okay this is one of those posts that most people don't want to read about... but I thought I should catalog this in BJ's blog because it's something that happened to him and I promised to write everything that happens in his life.

BJ has been having diarrhea.  Not just diarrhea, actually, but yellow, watery, icky diarrhea.  I feel so bad for him... It's been going on since Sunday, the day that he had his fever, and at first we weren't worried because we thought it would go away just like his fevers, but they haven't gone away yet.  Today, HJ and I were nervous because it's the 5th day and he had 3 dirty diapers in the early morning so I called the doctor's office, and the advice nurse said it sounded like a virus and to just make sure BJ stays hydrated.  Really?  Is that all?  I'm sure he's fine because he's acting normal, but it's still nerve-wracking when something about him isn't normal. I hope things get better for him soon.  The nurse said a virus could last as long as a week, so... I guess it's just a matter of drinking lots of water/pedialyte and waiting. *sigh*

I am saving you from pictures tonight because no one wants to see the gross diapers that I have seen the past couple of days. YUCK. hehe...

If BJ reads this 20 years from now, or worse yet if his future girlfriend reads this 20 years from now, I feel bad for him. :-P

Monday, April 25, 2011

Baby Fat

Ugggh... just came back from running.  Today is the 4th time this week that I went running and I'm pretty proud of myself.  I'm finally trying to lose the fat I gained while pregnant with BJ. It's weird.  I'm the same weight as when I got pregnant, but my body definitely does not look the same, lol. 

HJ told me not to post the fact that I'm trying to lose weight because then people will know and hold me accountable... but I think that's part of the challenge.  If I fail, well, everyone will know I did, and there are lots of people out there in the world who have failed at dieting at one time or another.... so I'm going to share my experiences with it.  Hopefully, the outcome is positive and not negative. :-)

The first day, I thought I was going to die.  I only made it half way down the road. How embarrassing, right?  Well, today, I made it all the way down the road! (And I'd like to think my street is long, lol) 

I think a large part of my problem is that I need to eat less desserts and food in general.  It's hard because now that BJ is eating table food, whenever I feed him, I take a couple of bites of his food... I just have to be more disciplined with the amount of calories I take in.  However, I'm taking baby steps and going with the exercise first. :-P


In BJ news... he had a fever all day yesterday and this morning, so I had to stay home from work to take care of him.  Before I had BJ, I wondered why teachers got 18 days of sick leave throughout the school year, but I realize now that it's for days when not only you get sick, but when your children get sick too. 

HJ and I don't know whether BJ has fevers from being sick or from teething, but either way his temperature was pretty high.  Don't fret though, it's all better.

*Side note: WeeMasonMan's Mom made a comment in my last post that there's a curse in the blogging world, and if I posted about BJ sleeping through the night, it's most likely he wouldn't anymore.  WEELLLL, after the fevers, BJ stopped sleeping through the night. HAHAH. (The laughing is for the curse, and not the fact that BJ had a fever.) Gosh darn, I wish I had known about the curse ahead of time. :-P Well, he seems like he's feeling better today, aside from being clingy, so I am hoping he will be sleeping right through tonight since I have to go to work tomorrow! I'm going to cross my fingers and hope he sleeps. 

Phew I went from no posts at all to severely long posts. lol. Bye bye all~

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sleeping Through the Night

To all mommies out there... when did your babies start sleeping through the night?  I've heard that some babies have slept through the night since they were born.  For others, it took a couple of years.

BJ's sleeping pattern wasn't too bad for us.  For the first few months, BJ would wake up once every two to three hours.  Since then, he'd sleep at around 8 and wake up once or twice a night.  It wasn't too bad; nothing I couldn't handle. (I say "I" because HJ didn't really wake up with him during the night, lol.) It's weird because I'm usually a very heavy sleeper, but since BJ was born, I would wake up as soon as I heard him.

In the last week or so, BJ has been sleeping through the night and my sleep-deprived body has been extremely thankful.  I think I can finally say that BJ sleeps through the night... WAHOO!  He usually sleeps between 7:30 and 8:00, and wakes up around 5:30 - 5:45am.  Then, he goes downstairs with daddy until I wake up for work.  I thought I was getting used to waking up in the middle of the night, but now that I've been sleeping for long lengths of time, I realize how important it is to be able to sleep right through without being waken.  So excited!!

In other news, I realized I haven't posted a picture of BJ in a while.  I haven't posted in so long, I forgot to mention BJ started driving:

Okay, Okay, I'm not really driving... YET.

Happy Easter Everyone!! <3

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Inspired By a Friend... Hi C-Sensei~!

I was chatting with a friend today, "C-Sensei", and we were talking about part-time jobs... Wouldn't it be nice if there were a part time job out there that you could work from home with little effort and could make some money just to help out for little things? He mentioned that he used to write and enter contests for some blogs... Then, I came to the realization that I already have a part-time job... duuh, my blog!  Okay, I don't really make money with my blog, but it provides me the happiness and passion that I have been seeking lately.  In reality, I WISH I could find something that allows me the opportunity to make some side cash, but I really need to find what makes me happy, which is spending time with my family and blogging.  

Of course, it's been hard to find the time to blog since my teaching job has demanded a lot of my time lately, but I'll make time. I have to because it gives me sanity in this CRAZY teacher-world.  Actually, I think I found the most perfect time for me to finish what I need to do:

Both boys are out like a light and it's now time for mommy to get some work done.  :-)  Hope everyone out there in the blogging world has been doing alright. I'm back! (Again. Or so I hope!)